|— Golfer —|
Salas at the 2013 Women's British Open
|Full name||Lizette Salas|
July 17, 1989 |
Azusa, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|College||University of Southern California|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2012)
Symetra Tour (2011)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T25: 2013|
|LPGA Championship||T25: 2012|
|U.S. Women's Open||T15: 2011|
|Women's British Open||6th: 2013|
|The Evian Championship||T11: 2013|
Early life and education
Born and raised in Azusa, California, Salas graduated from Azusa High School in 2007 and went on to play college golf at the University of Southern California, where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in sociology. She was the first member of her immediate family to earn a college degree.
Salas earned a golf scholarship to the University of Southern California. She had three collegiate wins, was named the 2008 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, and Pac-10 All-Conference First Team selection in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She also was an NGCA All-American First Team selection in 2009 and 2011. Lizette is the only USC student-athlete to be recognized as an All-American all four years. In July 2010 she made her first appearance in a professional tournament after qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open. She shot 79-77 at the tournament and missed the cut.
Salas turned professional in June 2011 upon graduating from the University of Southern California. She competed on the Symetra Tour in 2011, competing in seven tournaments and finishing 45th on the Symetra Tour money list. Also in 2011, she made her first appearance at the U.S. Women's Open as a professional and finished T15. Salas participated in the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School in the fall of 2011, finishing 20th and earning full status on the LPGA Tour for 2012. Salas won her first championship on the LPGA Tour at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship winning by a four-stroke margin.
Professional wins (1)
LPGA Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||May 18, 2014||Kingsmill Championship||67-68-65-71=271||−13||4 strokes|| Sarah Jane Smith, Lexi Thompson,
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2014.
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||T46||T25||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T15||T32||T20||WD|
|Women's British Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||6||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^||T11||T16|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||3||2|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||2||5||3|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||1|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2011 U.S. Open – 2013 Kraft Nabisco)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official as of May 25, 2014.
* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.
1 Earnings prior to 2012 are unofficial because Salas was not an LPGA member.
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
Solheim Cup record
|2013||3||0–1–2||0–0–1 halved w/ S. Pettersen||0–1–1 lost w/ S. Lewis 4&2,
halved w/ B. Lincicome
- "Lizette Salas LPGA Tour profile". LPGA. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Lizette Salas LPGA Tour biography". LPGA. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Salas' golf trajectory isn't exactly par for the course". Los Angeles Times. March 22, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "65th U.S. Women's Open Championship – Round 4 Full Leaderboard". USGA. July 10, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- "Symetra Tour Stats". Symetra Tour. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Lizette Salas Stats". LPGA. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lizette Salas.|
- Official website
- Lizette Salas at the LPGA Tour official site
- Profile on Yahoo! Sports
- Lizette Salas at the Symetra Tour official site
- Lizette Salas Profile at USC Trojans official site